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Month: March 2023

ConservationMarch 22, 2023

Biratnagar jute mills- nepal’s industrial heritage

The Biratnagar Jute Mills was where “Modern Nepal” was born. This was the first industrial complex built in the country. It was also where labor unrest allowed political parties to gain a foothold and overthrow the Rana oligarchy. The Biratnagar Jute Mills was established under Prime Minister Juddha Shamsher in 1936. This was the first […]

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InteriorMarch 22, 2023

Downtown apartment

Designing an interior can be rather constricting as one has the already built environment to work with but designer Ranjani Vajracharya has mastered her trade. She has played with different colors, textures, patterns and light to create a comfortable and elegant home. The apartment located at the peaceful and less polluted suburbs of Dhapakhel Downtown […]

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ArchitectureMarch 22, 2023

Upm biofore house article

Firm: Helin & Co ArchitectsType: Office BuildingYEAR: 2013SIZE: 100,000 sqft – 300,000 sqft “The more dynamic an organization is, the more unprejudiced people’s attitudes are towards the reconciliation of space and work process. They do not announce at once that they need this many separate rooms and meeting spaces. We have devised a design method […]

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ArchitectureMarch 22, 2023

Traditional ponds – the water urban-ism of newar civilization article

Today ‘Water Urbanism’ is increasingly being discussed among the policy makers and urban planners in most of the growing economies. We are living in a time when the water demand is increasing, resources are scarce, pollution and effects of climate change has escalated the challenges of water management. It is no longer limited to hardcore […]

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ConservationMarch 22, 2023

Conservation of baha and bahi of patan article

The open spaces of the Kathmandu valley including Baha, bahi, chuka, Nani are the essential part of medieval town-development. These are the characteristic features of the three cities, Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The Baha and bahi are the religious courtyards of the newer Buddhists where they practice their monastic lifestyle. The Baha and bahi can be […]

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ArtMarch 22, 2023

Marvels- from the self-taught and the groomed article

There is a creative side of each one of us, which when grooming and practiced well, can create wonders. Realizing this, some prominent people born in the mid-nineteenth century in Nepal chased their inclination toward art despite belonging to different academic and professional backgrounds and emerged as self-taught artists. With some guidance and support of […]

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HeritageMarch 22, 2023

Thamel villa heritage hotel article

Inside a concrete tile pathway at Chaksabari Marg in the busy Thamel, is a beautifully renovated Newar neoclassical style building sitting in its own comfort; welcoming you with the now contemporary name sign saying “Thamel Villa Heritage Hotel”. Just 50 footsteps in from the noisy, hipster paradise, every house you see is quiet, small, green […]

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ArchitectureMarch 22, 2023

Madan puruskar pustakalaya article

Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, located in the historic precinct of Patan, adjoining the Patan Dhokah as been a beacon for archival endeavors in Nepali literature. It is a receptacle of literary and cultural treasures. It hosts the largest archives of Nepali literature in the country and has an active documentation of historic books and documents. The […]

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ArchitectureMarch 22, 2023

Gaddi baithak: continued glory of the legacy built by chandra shamsher

Construction of such a grand edifice in a very strategic location of the Hanumandhokha Palace complex indicates the influence of the ruling Rana regime and their desire to illustrate the power through an identity different from preceding rulers. The inscription on the western façade of the Gaddi Baithak where the long title of Chandra Shamsher […]

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